November 1946 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Premiere

Nov 4 Arthur Schwartz, Ira Gershwin, and George S. Kaufman's musical "Park Avenue" opens at Shubert Theater, NYC; runs for 72 performances

  • Nov 7 Katherine Dunham's song and dance revue "Bal Nègre" opens at Belasco Theater, NYC; runs for 54 performances
  • Nov 23 "Gypsy Lady" closes at Century Theater NYC after 79 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 2 Giuseppe Sinopoli, Italian conductor and composer (Sunnyata; Lou Salomé), born in Venice, Italy (d. 2001)
  • Nov 3 Tommy Dee [DeGeneres], American R&B keyboard player (John Fred & His Playboys - “Judy in Disguise"), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Nov 5 Gram Parsons [Cecil Ingram Connor III], American country-rock singer-songwriter (Byrds - Sweethearts of the Rodeo; Flying Burrito Brothers; "Grievous Angel"), born in Winter Haven, Florida (d. 1973)
  • Nov 5 Herman Brood, Dutch painter and pianist (Sleepin' Bird), born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 2001)
  • Nov 5 Loleatta Holloway, American disco singer ("Love Sensation"; "Hit And Run"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2011)
  • Nov 6 George Young, Scottish-Australian rock guitarist (Easybeats, AC/DC), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2017)
  • Nov 8 Roy Wood, British rock cellist, bassist, woodwind player, vocalist and songwriter (The Move, 1965-72; ELO, 1970-72; Wizzard; 1972-75), born in Birmingham, England
  • Nov 10 Bill Bryson, American singer (Desert Rose Band - "Love Reunited"), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Nov 10 Roy Thomas Baker, English record producer (Queen; The Cars; Smashing Pumpkins), born in Hampstead, London
  • Nov 11 (Len) "Chip" Hawkes, British bassist (The Tremeloes - "Do You Love Me"), born in London, England
  • Nov 13 Martin Bresnick, American composer, The Bronx, New York
  • Nov 13 Ray Wylie Hubbard, American country and blues-rock singer-songwriter, born on Soper, Oklahoma
  • Nov 15 Janet Lennon, American pop singer (Lennon Sisters), born in Culver City, California
  • Nov 16 Edward Higginbottom, British organist, choirmaster and conductor, born in Kendal, Westmoreland, England
  • Nov 17 Lawrence "Black" Ardoin, American zydeco accordionist and drummer, born in Duralde, Louisiana
  • Nov 17 Martin Barre, British rock guitarist (Jethro Tull - "Aqualung"), born in Kings Heath, Birmingham, England
  • Nov 18 Amanda Lear, French singer (or 1939, possible date only)
  • Nov 18 Chris Rainbow [Harley], Scottish rock singer, musician and producer (Alan Parsons Project), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2015)
  • Nov 19 Joe Correro, American rock drummer (Paul Revere & The Raiders, 1967-71), born in Greenwood, Mississippi
  • Nov 20 Duane Allman, American rock guitarist (The Allman Brothers Band), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1971)
  • Nov 20 J. Blackfoot [Colbert], American soul singer (Soul Children; Taxi), born in Greenville, Mississippi (d. 2011)
  • Nov 20 Ray Stiles, English musician (Mud, The Hollies), born in Guildford, England
  • Nov 21 Jónas Tómasson, Icelandic composer, teacher, and conductor, born in Ísafjörður, Westfjords, Iceland
  • Nov 22 Aston Barrett, Jamaican reggae bassist (I Shot the Sheriff)
  • Nov 26 Bert Ruiter, Dutch bassist (Earth & Fire; Focus), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Nov 26 Ray Kennedy, American songwriter ("Sail On, Sailor"), session and touring singer, musician, and record producer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • Nov 27 Betty Weiss, American pop singer (The Shangri-Las - "Leader of the Pack"), born in Jamaica, Queens, NYC
  • Nov 29 Silvio Rodríguez, Cuban singer-songwriter and musician (Nueva Trova movement), born in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 5 Zygmunt Stojowski, Polish-American concert pianist, composer, and pedagogue, dies at 76
  • Nov 14 Manuel de Falla, Spanish pianist and composer (Atlántida), dies of cardiac arrest at 69
  • Nov 24 Alfonso Broqua, Uruguayan composer, dies at 70